Word of the Week

Exact: to call for forcibly or urgently and obtain


When you first see this word, you might question why I chose to have such an obvious word as the Word of the Week. However, take a closer look at the definition.


Stumped?


The word "exact" is a homograph—A homograph is a pair of words that look exactly the same but have different meanings, e.g. bear (to bear something) and bear (the animal), or close (proximity) and close (to close a gate).


The word "exact" can be used to describe a quantity, as in 'the exact amount of an ingredient' or to mean "to call for forcibly and obtain," as in 'to exact revenge.'


Context makes a world of difference!


Until next time...

Stay Curious ;)


Love,

Sarah









Sources:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/exact-2021-01-21


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